Mother Courage


Mother Courage and Her Children

MAR 30-APR 9, 2023

$20 adult/$15 student

Schedule and Details

Mar 30, 20237:30 p.m.
Mar 31, 20237:30 p.m.
Apr 1, 20237:30 p.m.
Apr 2, 20232 p.m.
Apr 7, 20237:30 p.m.
Apr 8, 20237:30 p.m.
Apr 9, 20237:30 p.m.
Freedman Theatre
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC


Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, “Mother Courage and Her Children” is a boisterous comedy filled with original songs set against the backdrop of the Thirty Years War.

The action follows the fate of the indomitable Mother Courage as she follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. Written in a little over a month in response to the Invasion of Poland by the German armies of Adolf Hitler in 1939, “Mother Courage” is one of nine plays Brecht wrote in resistance to the rise of Fascism and Nazism. “Mother Courage and Her Children” still resonates today as the world continues to grapple with these forces and the moral implications of war. Directed by Drama faculty member Carl Forsman.

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